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Mythological references

Mythological references

AJA Aja wept, when he was made to eat the dung he gave in charity. (Var Ramkali M. 3, Shalok M. l, p. 953) Aja was a king of the solar dynasty. He was the son of king Raghu, father of Dashratha and grandfather of Shri Rama. Once a hermit…
AHALYA On seeing Ahalya, the wife of sage Gautama, Indra, the king of gods was fascinated. He repented in his mind, when he got a thousand marks of vulva on his body.(Prabhati M. l, pp 1343-44) The god Indra wailed and wept, when he received a thousand marks of vulva…
\'Wonderful is the fire which works wonders.\' (Var Asa M. l, p. 464) \'Agni is called Baisantar Devta\' (Var Asa M. l, p. 473). Its other names are Pavak and Tejas. It is an evolute from Air (Paun Devata) and labours hard like him under the Fear of the Lord.…
AGASTYA Though ambrosia, moon, elysian cow, Lakshmi, the miraculous tree, the sun\'s steed and the physician Dhanantar arose from the ocean, who is the Lord of the rivers, yet on account of its Karmas (actions), its saltishness does not end. (Dhanasari Trilochan, p. 695) In the above reference, the name…
AD BHAVANI - \'You are called Ad Bhavani, Where do you hide yourself when you have to grant salvation?\' (Gond Namdev, p. 874) The word Ad means \'from the beginning\' and Bhavani is another name of Durga, the wife of Shiva. Thus Ad Bhavani may connote the Shakti of Shiva.…
ADAM - \'When God saw towards Adam with His unapproving eyes, how could he stay long in heaven then? (Bhairo Kahir, p. 1161) The reference about Adam in Guru Granth Sahib is a back-handed compliment. On the face of it, it can be translated thus : "When God showed his…
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